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Service Development and Policy in Palliative Care Level 7 7MRSAC21

Key information

Subject area:

Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Course type:

Assessed Module

Credit level:


Credit value:



10 days

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

This module considers the development and management of palliative care services, drawing on international evidence underlying palliative care practice and policy. It reviews the evidence underpinning service development, the adaptation of such evidence to local needs, working within existing communities and cultures and detailed aspects of management including strategy, clinical governance and business planning. It will provide you with an overview of ways that services have developed and how this is influenced by culture, population needs, resources and national and international policies.

What does this course cover?

Upon completing the module, you will:

  1. Understand current evidence of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of palliative care, exploring different settings and groups (such as older people and young children).
  2. Understand business management of services including leadership, organisation, culture, business cases and volunteering, which incorporates different global system approaches
  3. Have a detailed understanding of quality indicators and policy approaches which drive the provision of palliative care.
  4. To be able to develop quality assurance and clinical audit programmes.
  5. Develop a local palliative care needs assessment and development plan within your local community.

Who will I learn with?

Catherine Evans

Catherine Evans

Professor of Palliative Care

Katherine Sleeman

Katherine Sleeman

Laing Galazka Chair in Palliative Care, Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Who is this for?

Qualified healthcare professionals.

How will I be assessed?

3000 word assignment.

What is the teaching schedule?

Term 3 - 

Monday 15th April 2024 to Friday 26th April 2024

Further information

The module is only available to external applicants and not available to students currently enrolled at King’s on another programme. 

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £1960

Overseas students £4360

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